I-Go Big stuntmen broke the world record for the highest blob launch at Twin Falls, Idaho. Two guys jumped from a nearby cliff and launched a full-grown man 82 feet (25 meters) in the air. The previous record that got worldwide media coverage was 56 feet (17 meters), set by a Swiss blob team.
Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, aircraft that take off vertically, provided a dramatic new look for President Barack Obama’s travel detail as he and the first lady began a Martha’s Vineyard vacation...The Marines say the Ospreys are twice as fast, can travel six times farther and are capable of carrying three times the weight of the Vietnam-era CH-46E helicopters which have supported missions involving the president. There are no plans yet to have the president fly in the MV-22s... (cnn)
Last weekend in Park City, Utah... The Psicobloc Masters Serieswas the first major deep-water soloing competition held in the U.S. Climbers competed head-to-head on identical routes up a 50-foot wall, no ropes or harnesses, just a massive swimming pool below to catch their fall.